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Monday 29 April 2024

Review: How To Find A Rainbow

One of the first things that is apparent with this stunning picture book, is the slightly subdued nature of the divine illustrations. Set on a rainy day, these pencil drawings are anything but gloomy – rather, they have an air of magic and mystery about them. Indeed, they are totally compelling in all the best ways.

Reena hates rainy days. She hates the way the dark clouds make everything look so dull.

Rekha loves rainy days. She loves the way the rain makes the earth smell.

These sisters are utterly adorable, and when Rekha drags Reena outside to catch a glimpse of an amazing rainbow in the garden, there’s a great sense of anticipation…

… but, the rainbow has gone!

This wider story about finding the places of light in our lives, is beautifully told through an engaging tale that children will love.

How To Find A Rainbow will leave young readers simply itching for a rainy day, to test out the bonus lesson which will have them making their very own rainbows!

For real!

How To Find A Rainbow
Author: Alom Shaha
Illustrator: Sarthak Sinha
Publisher: Scribble, $24.99
Publication Date: 30 January 2024
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781761380372
For Ages: 3 - 7
Type: Picture Book